Date: 7/4/18 10:47 am
From: Anthony Hewetson <fattonybirds...>
Subject: [texbirds] The Plains I Breeding Bird Survey - Full Report
Greetings All:

On 6/30/18 I completed the Plains BBS - which runs from the intersection of
CR 175 and CR 100 by way of CR 100, CR 195 crossing the Yoakum/Cochran line
to become CR 65, CR 260, CR 95, FM 1585, CR 105, CR 210, CR 97, CR 160, and
CR 95 to the intersection of CR 95 x FM 125. Temperatures ranged from 66
on up to 70, sky cover ranged from mostly cloudy to overcast and then to
partly clouds, and the winds slowly ramped up from 5 to 15 mph. Things
were extremely dry - there was no standing water at all and portions of the
route are becoming non-navigable due to dune encroachment - and crittering
was slow with relatively low numbers for all the birds tallied. Without
further ado, the list (highlight in bold):

*5 Black Witches*
1 Nysa Roadside Skipper
2 Western Pygmy Blues
12 Reakirt's Blues

*1 Side-blotched Lizard*
1 Gopher Snake

12 Northern Bobwhites
*6 Scaled Quails*
7 Rock Pigeons
5 Eurasian Collared Doves
52 Mourning Doves
4 Greater Roadrunners
7 Common Nighthawks
4 Killdeers
9 Swainson's Hawks
1 Great Horned Owl
7 Burrowing Owls
2 American Kestrels
5 Ash-throated Flycatchers
66 Western Kingbirds
3 Scissor-tailed Flycatchers
1 Chihuahuan Raven
10 Horned Larks
20 Barn Swallows
2 Curve-billed Thrashers
21 Northern Mockingbirds
4 European Starlings
1 House Finch
3 Cassin's Sparrows
4 Lark Sparrows
*32 Lark Buntings*
1 Grasshopper Sparrow
21 Western Meadowlarks
11 Bullock's Orioles
1 Red-winged Blackbird
*1 male Bronzed Cowbird*
2 Brown-headed Cowbird
16 Great-tailed Grackles
6 Blue Grosbeaks
1 Dickcissel

4 Black-tailed Jackrabbits
3 Desert Cottontails
12 Black-tailed Prairie Dogs
4 Spotted Ground Squirrels
1 Gray Fox
7 Pronghorns
2 Mule Deers

Anthony Hewetson; Lubbock

 
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